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Trying to set up a wireless hotspot on my wireless laptop to connect another wireless laptop

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I'm trying to set up a wireless hotspot on my wireless laptop (A) to connect another wireless laptop (B) and share the internet connection.  This would be similar to using it as a range extender.  

I followed the following article:
http://www.howtogeek.com/112050/how-to-turn-your-windows-8-laptop-into-a-wireless-access-point/

but although I'm successful in connecting to the newly hosted network on laptop (A) using laptop (B), I can't connect to the internet from laptop (B) and I keep getting the message "limited connectivity" from the wireless adapter on laptop (B).  

I've tried manually assigning an ip and obtain ip automatically and nothing has worked.
Please help!
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by:tailoreddigital
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Nevermind, after a second read of your question, you tried my idea.
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by:lorgnettesolutions
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Thanks  tailoreddigital,
I did that, as it is a step outlined in the article referenced and still had the problem.
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by:BigPapaGotti
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When you are connected via laptop B to laptop A what type of IP address are you getting if any. If you setup a static IP address what IP/subnet/gateway/DNS are you using? Are you able to ping the other laptop? Are you able to ping out to the internet such as 8.8.8.8 but not able to browse to say cnn.com indicating a DNS problem?
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by:tailoreddigital
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Take a look at this fix,  if you try this be sure to reboot as noted in the comments below,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bhnpa7r9Ytc
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by:lorgnettesolutions
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BigPapaGotti
I can ping laptop A from laptop B using laptop A's name.  
I get "Destination host unreachable" when I try to ping 8.8.8.8

tailoreddigital
regarding the power management setting, this setting was already set to off.
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by:BigPapaGotti
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Can you connect both devices and then do an "ipconfig /all" from the command prompt and post the results of both Laptop A and Laptop B?
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lorgnettesolutions earned 0 total points
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I figured this out.
I followed the directions in the page below:
howtogeek.com

And in addition to the steps mentioned.
Once the Local Area Connection *14 (Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter)
appeared under my connections I went into the properties window of the original Wi-Fi connection and selected *14 under the "Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection" in the Sharing tab.
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by:lorgnettesolutions
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I figured it out, shortly after posting the last response.
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